Health Benefits of Parsley on Your Skin

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Parsley and its Benefits on Your Skin

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Parsley is a highly under rated herb and is often over looked and left on the dinner plate. Yet it is one of the best sources for vitamin C, a wide range of minerals and trace elements. It will even neutralise your 'garlic breath'.This articles looks at some of Parley's benefits to your skin and overall health and points out why you should think about using Parsley more often.

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Health Benefits of Parsley

Nutrients Contained in Parsley that Benefit Your Skin

Parsley contains a high concentration of vitamin C, iron and is a good source of manganese. It also contains calcium and is a great source of potassium.

The benefits these vitamins and minerals have on your skin is well know. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant and in conjunction with protein, is necessary for the production of collagen - the glue that holds us and our skin together and circumvents sags or wrinkles. It regulates sebaceous glands to keep skin from drying out; helps prevent facial lines, wrinkles and spider veins.

Vitamin C is essential for the health of the hair, eyes and teeth, resistance to infection, healing of wounds and firm skin tissues. Vitamin C is believed to aid skin cells in repairing and reproducing themselves. It is also thought to stimulate production of collagen, enhancing skin smoothness and elasticity. This vitamin is excellent for skin showing signs of ageing.

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Iron is essential for healthy nails, skin colour, and hair growth, while Manganese helps to maintain healthy hair. Manganese activates one or more enzymes in fatty acid synthesis; it also activates the enzymes responsible for DNA and RNA production.

Calcium and Phosphorus work together for healthy teeth, hair, nails and bones. Calcium helps clear blemished skin and revitalises lifeless, tired-looking skin.

Together these vitamins and minerals which are contained in Parsleyhave a powerful health benefit on your skin, hair and overall health.

Medicinal Actions and Uses of Parsley

The use of Parsley is not restricted to culinary applications. Sure, parsley is a common ingredient in sauces, soups, rissoles, mince and salads, etc., however, parsley also has medicinal applications.

Herbalists may choose to use parsley in their treatment approach to dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhoea, as a diuretic, anti-flatulent and/or to stimulate appetite.

Other constituents found in Parsley The essential oil comprising apiol, apiolin, myristicin, pinene. In addition to the ingredients listed earlier, parsley also contains flavonoids, a glucoside, apiin, and pro-vitamin A.

How to Use Parsley

Parsley can be used as a juice in concentrated form or as part of a salad. Parsley is also frequently used as an edible garnish, but no matter what form it is used in, it is one of nature's more powerful "vitamin pills".


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